Two raised beds recently converted to hugelkultur by digging down to the ground, placing logs, wood and compost in a trench and refilling. Note the inverted V shape, which allows more plants to be grown in the same space. The … Continued
Water Is Life. But by ignoring the need to let rainfall refresh the soil and build up the water table, we are creating disasters all over the world through droughts and floods. The remedy is surprisingly simple: trees and vegetation. … Continued
This May the very first GetGrowing course was run in the UK. For those not aware this is a hugely successful short course to teach complete novices how to start growing some of their own food, something that Amma’s is … Continued
In this interview Peter Ash explains how he successfully tackled deforestation and soil erosion in a small village in Madagascar, with hardly any funds or manpower. Peter demonstrates how understanding natural systems and using nature to our advantage can dramatically improve the health … Continued
“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.
from the Guardian The Golden State has suffered four parched years, but the land could be too dry to absorb heavy rains anticipated this winter Vast swathes of forest are so brittle and bone-dry that they burn up in an instant. … Continued
Episode 1 When His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales first visited Transylvania nearly 20 years ago, he was captivated by the region’s “timelessness”, and said it reminded him of stories he read as a child. Bears roam the forested … Continued